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Celebrate the installation of new RainWise rain gardens in West Seattle, March 21

Summary

Come enjoy the first day of spring and celebrate the installation of four new RainWise rain gardens in West Seattle with free, family-friendly activities.

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Come enjoy the first day of spring and celebrate the installation of four new RainWise rain gardens in West Seattle with free, family-friendly activities.

Bring the whole family, rain or shine. The groundbreaking celebration takes place on Saturday, March 21, from 10-11 a.m. at 9009 34th Ave S.W. in Seattle.

There will be planting projects for kids, garden demonstrations and a champagne or apple juice toast.

WSU Extension master rain gardener Lisa Haglund and Home Grown Organics will offer demonstrations and advice on selecting plants and attracting pollinators. 

RainWise Program experts with King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division will be available to answer questions about eligibility for rebates that may cover up to 100 percent of the cost to install a cistern or rain garden in certain parts of Seattle. (Take a virtual tour online) 

Besides being pretty, rain gardens help control stormwater, a significant source of pollution in Puget Sound and the Duwamish River.

By controlling stormwater, people can support the city and county goals to control overflows of sewage and stormwater that occur in these waterways during heavy rains. 

The city and the county will also host a series of free workshops in Seattle in March and April.

Additional information, including a complete list of workshops and event registration, is available online.

RainWise Informational Events in southwest Seattle

 

Sunday, March 29 – 3 to 4:30 p.m.

RainWise 101

King County Library Southwest Branch

9010 35th Ave. S.W.

 

Friday, April 3 – 9:30-11 a.m.

RainWise Q & A

Fauntleroy Schoolhouse

9131 California Ave S.W.

Saturday, April 18 – Noon to 2 p.m.

Contractor Fair

Rainier Community Center Multipurpose Room

4600 38th Ave S.

 

Saturday, April 11 – 11 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Open House and Contractor Fair

West Seattle Nursery

5275 California Ave. S.W.

 

For additional information on the Rain Wise program, please visit:

https://rainwise.seattle.gov/city/seattle/overview

Or visit the Barton-Fauntleroy Facebook Page at

https://www.facebook.com/BartonFauntleroyRainWise/events

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